Not Bad Garo, and good to see something from you after so long.
Just a few problems though.
1. How does this fit well with Shoot the Core? It is vulnerable all over it (not just at the small core) and lacks those Gradius-style barriers as well. It's a great boss, but doesn't seem to fit the theme of the challenge.
2. When I played it, at the second part when it activates the Hexagon Shield thing, it just stops moving until you destroy it. I think it may have a small bug.
I would like to ask a favor from for anyone who is my friend here.
If someday we meet in person in the near future, and I had recently done anything that would confirm that I had become a Brony (which as of now I am not one), such as if I had posted on a Pony-related fan-site, drawn a Pony-themed artwork, contributed to a Pony fanfic, or anything else along those lines. If I have done anything like that, I want you to punch me in the face without warning. This make sound like I'm joking, but I am absolutely serious about this. Ignore any future statements retracting this if I ever make any. Though if you do, please first confirm that it is me who is doing it, and not some Brony who is posing as me and wants to see me get punched. I do not wish to go down the path of the Bronies, and hopefully those of you reading this will help me so that it stays that way, if god forbid I ever even attempt it.